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Document 024806
Jail Design Guide
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This guide “discusses current correctional standards and architectural principles that are important to building a cost-efficient jail to meet a locality’s particular needs” (p. xix). It will be highly useful for anyone involved in the planning, design, and construction of a new jail. Chapters are divided into four parts - getting started, major design considerations, functional components, and special considerations – and include: introduction; predesign planning; site selection and design; ima... Read More
338 pages
Document 024056
How to Run a Direct Supervision Housing Unit: For Existing Direct Supervision Jails
  • [Lesson Plans, Slides & Participant Manual]
  • National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections. Jails Division (Washington, DC).
    Developed for line staff of existing direct supervision jails, this training progam provides effective inmate management techniques that will enable participants to operate a direct supervision housing unit. This program contains the following modules:
    • Introduction;
    • Orientation to direct supervision;
    • Officer role in the unit–influencing behavior;
    • Direct supervision housing unit strategies;
    • Time management in the unit;
    • Managing inmate behavior;
    • Managing differences and di... Read More
    approximately 300 pages
    Document 018443
    Jail Design Review Handbook
    By Goldman, Mark. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    A tool for reviewing conceptual options and schematic designs for new or renovated jails is presented. Five chapters make up this handbook: introduction and overview; the jurisdiction's involvement throughout the planning and design process; how to read architects' drawings; checklists; and conclusion and next steps. ... Read More
    123 p.
    Document 014848
    Jail Design and Operation and the Constitution: An Overview
    By Collins, William C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
    The Constitution protects inmates in jails and prisons, and this paper discusses the continuing challenge of deciding what those protections mean in practice and the struggle to assure that inmate rights are met. "Condition cases" have resulted in courts reducing jail populations and have a great impact on facility design and operation and the cost of operating a jail. Legal issues whose impact are primarily operational are also highlighted. The title: Jails and the Constitution: An Overview (#0... Read More
    77 p.
    Document 015061
    Jail Design Guide: A Resource for Small and Medium-Sized Jails
    National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Kimme & Associates, Inc..
    Addresses architectural design as it relates to functional components of the jail, discusses overall design considerations, and reviews pre-design planning, renovation, construction costs, and facility transition.... Read More
    Document 012808
    The Planning of the New Palm Beach County Jail: A Case History
    By Kish, John. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (West Palm Beach, FL).
    This case history of the planning of a new facility highlights the importance of a masterplan, and goes on to describe facility planning and design. Prepared under a grant from the NIC Jail Resource Center Project, it includes chapters on the criminal justice process, inmate population projections, capital outlay plan, and transition planning.... Read More
    55 p.
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